Tweede Taalbeheersing Meten Met Een Multiple-Choice Cloze-Toets
This article reports on empirical research on the psychometric quality of multiple-choice cloze-tests, specifically their validity. The command of Dutch as a second language of groups of foreign students who attended the course "Dutch for foreigners" at the Technical University of Delft was measured. There were high correlations between the scores on a number of multiple-choice cloze-tests and the achievement in (part of) a four-skills test. In addition a clear correlation was found between the degree of language pro-ficiency and the subjects' scores on a multiple-choice cloze-test. These results suggest that a subject's score on a good quality multiple-choice cloze-test is a good indicator of his proficiency in a second language.
Published online: 24 March 2014